August Shortstop Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
Rotoworld
Matthew Pouliot breaks down the August shortstop rankings

August Shortstop Rankings

Matthew Pouliot breaks down the August shortstop rankings

Welcome to the August shortstop rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 300 list.

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Click to see other August rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 Shortstop Rankings


Dropping off: Pedro Ciriaco (No. 42), Willie Bloomquist (No. 45), Dee Gordon (No. 57), Munenori Kawasaki (No. 59), Adam Rosales (No. 60)

  • Hanley Ramirez was going to overtake Troy Tulowitzki this month, but Sunday's shoulder injury changed those plans.

  • Derek Jeter's setback with his calf dropped him three spots from No. 17 to No. 20.

  • I decided to stick Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera in the mid-40s, since it looks like they'll begin serving 50-game suspensions this week. Maybe one of the two will throw us a changeup.

  • Nick Franklin's Rookie of the Year bid is being derailed by strikeouts. He fanned just 17 times in 98 at-bats in June, but it jumped all of the way to 37 times in 94 at-bats last month. He's 0-for-14 with five strikeouts through three games in August. He also hasn't attempted a steal since June 29. His power has been impressive, but he should be a better all-around player than this.

  • My guess is that the Red Sox are going to give Xander Bogaerts a look at third base within the next couple of weeks. I don't see him tearing it up right away, but he should hit some doubles and be a decent run producer towards the bottom of a very productive lineup. If he does get the call, he'll quickly jump into the top 20 of the shortstop rankings.

Rank

Shortstop

Team

2013

May

June

July

1

Troy Tulowitzki

Rockies

1

1

1

1

2

Hanley Ramirez

Dodgers

6

3

2

2

3

Jose Reyes

Blue Jays

2

16

12

4

4

Jean Segura

Brewers

26

8

3

3

5

Ian Desmond

Nationals

7

6

6

5

6

Ben Zobrist

Rays

9

7

7

7

7

Asdrubal Cabrera

Indians

5

4

5

6

8

Elvis Andrus

Rangers

4

9

8

9

9

Starlin Castro

Cubs

3

2

4

11

10

Erick Aybar

Angels

8

12

16

14

11

Jimmy Rollins

Phillies

10

11

11

10

12

Brad Miller

Mariners

NR

NR

NR

21

13

J.J. Hardy

Orioles

19

20

18

15

14

Jed Lowrie

Athletics

18

14

14

16

15

Alexei Ramirez

White Sox

13

15

15

17

16

Nick Franklin

Mariners

59

38

21

18

17

Stephen Drew

Red Sox

21

19

17

20

18

Andrelton Simmons

Braves

15

17

19

24

19

Junior Lake

Cubs

104

NR

NR

NR

20

Derek Jeter

Yankees

12

29

22

19

21

Alcides Escobar

Royals

14

5

10

12

22

Brian Dozier

Twins

29

35

31

29

23

Marco Scutaro

Giants

17

24

20

22

24

Brandon Crawford

Giants

34

21

26

27

25

Yunel Escobar

Rays

25

28

23

26

26

Jonathan Villar

Astros

95

NR

NR

NR

27

Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox

109

NR

NR

NR

28

Zack Cozart

Reds

23

22

25

25

29

Didi Gregorius

Diamondbacks

56

30

24

28

30

Miguel Tejada

Royals

51

NR

47

51

31

Maicer Izturis

Blue Jays

30

36

42

33

32

Jose Iglesias

Tigers

93

NR

59

31

33

Billy Hamilton

Reds

35

26

27

36

34

Adeiny Hechavarria

Marlins

36

41

37

38

35

Pedro Florimon Jr.

Twins

60

47

34

40

36

Eric Sogard

Athletics

40

48

55

43

37

Mike Aviles

Indians

33

33

35

34

38

Daniel Descalso

Cardinals

39

46

38

35

39

Jordy Mercer

Pirates

86

NR

56

32

40

Eduardo Nunez

Yankees

27

34

41

44

41

Pete Kozma

Cardinals

32

31

29

37

42

Justin Turner

Mets

35 2B

NR

NR

NR

43

Jhonny Peralta

Tigers

22

18

13

13

44

Everth Cabrera

Padres

16

13

9

8

45

Ed Lucas

Marlins

NR

NR

NR

49

46

Jayson Nix

Yankees

45 2B

NR

NR

48

47

Sean Rodriguez

Rays

45

37

32

50

48

Cody Ransom

Cubs

68

NR

NR

58

49

Clint Barmes

Pirates

41

49

49

NR

50

Ronny Cedeno

Padres

43

39

53

54

51

Jonathan Herrera

Rockies

54

NR

NR

46

52

Josh Rutledge

Rockies

11

10

39

23

53

Cliff Pennington

Diamondbacks

31

40

50

53

54

Danny Espinosa

Nationals

20

25

30

47

55

Nick Punto

Dodgers

48 2B

37 2B

44

52

56

Derek Dietrich

Marlins

92

NR

28

30

57

Omar Quintanilla

Mets

82

NR

54

55

58

Jake Elmore

Astros

73

NR

NR

41

59

Ruben Tejada

Mets

24

27

40

39

60

Elliot Johnson

Royals

61

NR

48

56

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